This Week on Broadway for April 24, 2016: The Father, I Am Anne Hutchinson, I Am Harvey Milk


James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Jan Simpson review Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of The Father. Jan catches us up with her reviews of Blackbird, Bright Star, Dry Powder and Kings. Michael is back from his visit to DC where he saw 110 in the Shade @ Ford’s Theatre, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ The Round House Theatre. Listener Debbie Shrager calls in a review of I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk. And finally we wrap up with Antlia Pneumatica at Playwrights Horizons, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, Red Bull’s production of School for Scandal at the Lucille Lortel, and Straight at the Clurman.


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JM + MP +  JS: Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of The Father @ The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through June 12, 2016

JS: Blackbird

JS: Bright Star

JS: Dry Powder

JS: Kings @

— The Pipeline Festival | Women’s Project Theater

MP: 110 in the Shade @ Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC, through May 14, 2016

Understudies! — Sunset Boulevard understudy wins over booing crowd after Glenn Close falls ill

MP: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ The Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD, through April 24, 2016.

Debbie Shrager: I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk @ Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, two performances only.

Original Cast Recording of the world-premiere of Andrew Lippa’s I AM HARVEY MILK
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is joined by Andrew Lippa, Noah Marlowe, and Tony Award-winning soprano Laura Benanti.Recorded live at the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus 35th Anniversary Concert “Harvey Milk 2013” on June 26, 27 and 28, 2013.


JS: Antlia Pneumatica at Playwrights Horizons

JS: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again at Soho Rep

JS: Red Bull’s production of School for Scandal at the Lucille Lortel,

JS: Straight at the Clurman



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MP: A Man For All Seasons at SeaViewPlaywrightsTheatre on Staten Island

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I Am Harvey Milk Original Cast Recording
The original cast recording of Andrew Lippa’s I AM HARVEY MILK was released today (October 11, 2013) in celebration of National Coming Out Day. This live recording is from the world-premiere performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and features Andrew Lippa, Tony award-winner Laura Benanti, and Noah Marlowe. Video Design by Andrew Lazarow.

Musical Rehearsal of “Rain Song” from 110 in the Shade @ Ford’s Theatre


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